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The demonstration was organized in connection with the celebration of Thanksgiving Day (Reichserntedankfest), which took place in Buckeburg (Buckeberg) in 1934.
The number of participants was estimated at 700,000 people.
According to the stories of Germans who did not support the Nazis, even they were shocked by the scale of the event.
Up to this point no one had seen anything like it.
Witnesses and participants of the event spoke about the feeling of national unity, emotional lift, incredible enthusiasm and attitude changes for the better

Nazi storm troopers in Berlin sing near the entrance to the branch of the Firm Woolworth Co. March 1, 1933. This day was organized campaign to promote the boycott Jewish presence in Germany.
As soon as the Nazis came to power, they began to call upon all citizens to boycott German Jewish organizations and enterprises. Began a long campaign to promote.
April 1 Minister Joseph Goebbels (Joseph Goebbels) delivered a speech in which he explained the need for a boycott in retaliation for "conspiracy against German Jews throughout the world" in the foreign media.
Depicted in the photo shop was owned by "Woolworth", whose leadership later left without work of all employees of Jewish origin.
In this regard, the company received a special distinctive sign «Adefa Zeichen», which means belonging to the "pure Aryan business».

SS soldiers rest near the Olympic stadium in Berlin in August 1936. These served in the SS guard battalion for the personal protection of Hitler and his escort during public events.
Some time later, the first battalion of the elite division called "Leibstandarte SS" Adolf Hitler "» (Leibstandarte SS «Adolf Hitler»). The unit was very large and accompanied Hitler everywhere, wherever he went.
In wartime, the division took part in the fighting, showing himself as one of the best units in the entire war.

Parade of the Nazis in 1937 in the "Temple of Light." This building was a powerful searchlight 130 facing each other at a distance of 12 meters and looking straight up.
This was done in order to create a column of light. The effect was incredible, with columns inside and outside. The author of this creation was the architect Albert Speer (Albert Speer), it was his favorite masterpiece.
Experts still believe that this work - the best that has created Speer, Hitler ordered that issue area in Nuremberg for parades.

Picture taken in 1938 in Berlin. On it the soldiers of the Fuhrer's personal guard pass drill. This unit was in the barracks Lichterfelde (Lichterfelde).
Soldiers armed with carbines Mauser Kar98k, and logos on the collar in the form of lightning - is the hallmark of an SS unit.

"Hall of the Bavarian generals" in Munich, 1982. Annual oath passing in the Waffen SS. The text of the oath was as follows: "I give you my oath to you, Adolf Hitler, always be a soldier brave and true. I give thee, and the commanders of the oath to be determined for me to be faithful to his death. So help me God ».

SS slogan was: "Our honor - this is our loyalty».

Greeting the Fuhrer after the announcement of the successful annexation of Austria. The action takes place in 1938 in the Reichstag. The most important position Nazi ideology was to unite all Germans who were born or live outside Germany, to create a "Vsegermanskogo Reich».
Since Hitler came to power Hitler announced that he will achieve by any means the unification of Germany and Austria.

Another photo from such an event.

The frozen body of a Soviet soldier, who in 1939 paraded Finns to intimidate going to attack Soviet troops. Finns have often used this technique of psychological influence.

Soviet infantrymen, frozen in the "foxhole" in Finland in 1940. Troops forced were transferred to the Finnish front of the remote regions. Many of the soldiers were not at all prepared for the extremely harsh winter, once in Finland from the southern regions.
Moreover, regular Finnish saboteurs watched the destruction of rear services. Soviet troops experienced great difficulties due to lack of food, winter clothing and proper training.
Therefore, the soldiers covered their trenches branches, and kept on top of the snow. Such a shelter called "fox den».

Photos of Joseph Stalin from the police archive, made during his arrest by the secret police in 1911. It was his second arrest.
The first time Secret Service interested in him in 1908 because of his revolutionary activities. Then Stalin had been in prison for seven months, and after that he was sent for two years in the city Solvychegodsk, into exile.
However, the leader of the whole period was not conducted because some time later escaped disguised as a woman and went to St. Petersburg.

This is an unofficial photo made Vlasik, Stalin's personal bodyguard. In 1960, when I first was made public this and some other works Vlasik, they became a sensation. Then one Soviet journalist brought them out of the Soviet Union and sold to foreign media.

Picture taken in 1940. Stalin on it (right) and his counterpart Felix Dadaev. A very long time in the USSR went unconfirmed rumors that the leader has a double, which replaces it in certain circumstances.
After several decades of Felix finally decided to draw a veil of secrecy. Dadaev, a former dancer and juggler, he was invited to the Kremlin, where he was offered a job as understudy Stalin.
For over 50 years, Felix was silent because he was afraid of death for breach of contract. But when he was 88 years old, in 2008, of course with the permission of the authorities, Dadaev published a book in which he described in great detail how he happened to "play" the leader in various demonstrations, parades and filming.

Even the closest companions and comrades Stalin could not tell them apart.

Felix Dadaev in dress uniform of Lieutenant-General

Yakov Dzhugashvili, Stalin's eldest son, was captured by the Germans as early as 1941. According to the some historians Jacob himself surrendered. About the life of the son of the leader still go many conflicting rumors and legends.

After receiving a package from Germany, Stalin learns about the capture of his son. Then Basil, the youngest son of the leader, heard from his father: "What a fool, not even managed to shoot!". It was also said that Stalin blamed Jacob that he surrendered to the enemy like a coward.

Jacob wrote to his father: "My dear father! I am a prisoner. I feel good. Very soon find myself in a camp in Germany POW officers. Treat me well. Be healthy. Thank you for everything. Yasha ».
Some time later, the Germans received an offer to exchange Yakov for Field Marshal Friedrich von Paulus (Friedrich von Paulus), which Stalingrad was captured.
It was rumored that Stalin refused to such a proposal, saying that it would not change the whole field marshal in the ordinary soldier.

Not so long ago byi declassified some documents according to which Jacob zastreleli camp guards after he refused to obey the established order.
While walking Jacob received an order from the guard to return to the barracks, but he refused, and the guard killed him with a shot to the head. When Stalin learned of this, he noticeably softened towards her son, finding a decent death.

German soldiers divided food with a Russian woman with a child in 1941. His gesture in vain, because his role - is doomed to death by starvation of millions of mothers. Taken by photographer 29 divisions of the Wehrmacht Gyundlah George (George Gundlach).
This image, along with others, entered the collection of landscape "Volkhov battle. Documentary horror of 1941-1942 ».

Caught Russian spy laughs, looking into the eyes of his death. The photo was taken in November 1942 in Eastern Karelia. We have before us the last seconds of life. He knows that now die and laughs.

Rock of Gibraltar, 1942. Beams of searchlights that helped gunners firing at the Nazi bombers.

1942, a suburb of Stalingrad. Marching 2nd Army. The soldiers do not even realize that are sent to a real hell. Most likely, the next spring they would not see.
One of the soldiers talking in their own sunglasses. This is an expensive thing, which is issued solely for motorcyclists and soldiers of the Afrika Korps

Going to hell.

1943. Warsaw. The bodies of dead Jews and Ukrainian police. Picture taken in the Warsaw ghetto during the uprising. The original German caption to the picture reads: "The police also took part in the operation».

1943. The Battle of Stalingrad. Soviet soldier with a submachine gun PPSh - 41 escorting German prisoner. Hitler's troops at Stalingrad was surrounded, were completely broken.
This battle is considered one of the most violent and bloody in the history of all wars. She claimed the lives of more than two million people.

1942. Ivanograda neighborhood. German punitive units executed Jews of Kiev. In this photo German soldier shoots a woman with a child.
Rifles other punitive visible in the left side of the photo. This picture was sent to the Eastern Front in the mail to Germany, but intercepted in Poland the Warsaw resistance, which collects evidence of Nazi war crimes in the world.
Today, this image is stored in Warsaw's historic archive.

The Soviet soldiers are photographed with American Soon after winning the Cold War begin and these pictures will no longer be ...

Soviet mortar for dinner (5 Guards. Army), 1943

The symbol and embodiment of the defense of Sevastopol, Crimea - girl-sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko, which, by the end of the war, were killed by the Germans 309 [including 36 snipers], becoming the most successful female sniper in history.

Salute to the grave comrades-pilots who died in Sevastopol 24 April 1944
The inscription on the tombstone of the wreckage of the aircraft stabilizer "are buried here died in the battles for Sevastopol Guard Maj. Ilyin - ground-attack pilot and gunner Guard Sergeant Semchenko. Comrades buried 14 May 1944 "Picture taken in the suburbs of Sevastopol.

Nurse Marine

Cape Chersonese, 1944. This is all that remains of the conquerors

1943. Near Taganrog. Relatives searching for the body relatives.
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